Mosrite Recording Artists
Below are the artists currently using the Mosrite Label. To learn a bit more about each of the artists, click on their picture to be redirected to their websites. Do you want to be a part of the iconic Mosrite name? If so, contact us and ask us how!
Nokie still tours Japan performing with The Ventures, and also tours with them in the US when he is needed.
Nokie has shared the stage with other notable entertainers like, Little Jimmy Dickins, Jeff (Skunk) Baxter, Thom Bresh (Merle Travis’ son), Peter Frampton, Robbie Krieger, Richard Smith, Tommy Emmanuel, Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), The Fabulous Wailers, The Stampeders, Peter Tork (The Monkees), Mitch Rider, Seymour Duncan, Brent Mason, John Jorgenson, Will Ray, Albert Lee, Art Greenhaw, the Light Crust Doughboys, and many more.
Nokie's performances are a mix of music that puts an audience on the edge of their seats. Nokie continues to diversify his music career by composing new songs and adding new arrangements to his favorite songs... Bringing back and creating new precious memories for the listener around the globe.
You can also catch Nokie's acting ability on season's of HBO's Deadwood where he made guest appearances.
Mosrite Records is proud to have the Legendary Nokie Edwards on our roster of artists!
In 1957, Buck Owens, the country music artist and pioneer of the "Bakersfield Sound," asked Nokie to join his band. Nokie spent the next year playing with Buck Owens at clubs and on radio and television. An added highlight would be when the Grand Ol’ Opry’s road shows came to the Northwest and they would need a lead guitar player. They would call Buck Owens for a lead guitarist and Buck would send Nokie to play lead for the shows. Through Owens, Nokie met a number of other country music entertainers such as Ferlin Husky, Lefty Frizzell, Justin Tubb, Dale Woods, Benny Martin, and many more.
In 1959, while Nokie was playing lead guitar for Buck Owens, he was approached by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, a couple of guitarists from Washington. They asked Nokie to join them in forming a band which later became known as The Ventures (a band that went on to become the most popular rock instrumental band in history). The group’s first single was a remake of guitarist Chet Atkins’ ‘Walk Don’t Run,’ which was written by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith. The tune was released in 1960 on Josie Wilson’s Blue Horizon label and garnered a lot of requests in the Seattle area. The group then signed with Dolton Records which was owned by Bob Reisdorff. Dolton later became a subsidiary of Liberty Records, and ‘Walk Don’t Run’ was released nationally, with the tune peaking at #2 on the charts. The Ventures followed up the hit single with an album appropriated entitled "Walk Don’t Run". While touring with The Ventures, Nokie played lead on many famous hits that were recorded by Nokie and The Ventures by such as ‘Hawaii 5-O’ , ‘Fugitive’, ‘2000 Pound Bee’, ‘Yellow Jacket’, ‘Hokkaido Skies’, ‘Driving Guitars’, ‘Surf Rider’ (also known as ‘Spudnik’,) ’Moon Child’, ‘Pedal Pusher’, ‘Sleep Walk’, ‘Let’s Go’,’ Slaughter on Tenth Avenue’, ‘Wipe Out’, and ‘Pipeline’, to name a few.
Nokie left The Ventures in 1968 and moved back to Washington to pursue his interest in horse racing, and to further his solo career playing and writing all styles of music. Nokie returned to play lead for The Ventures from 1972 to 1984, and also played in other bands when The Ventures were not touring.
Aubrey came to England in 1961 and spent his next few years completing schooling. At the age of sixteen he met with an unfortunate motor cycle accident and was hospitalised for the next year. During that period his only pastime was listening to the wireless. Country music was played quite frequently and he found himself being more and more influenced in that direction and realised the music he was singing in India came from the same roots.
He went to the very first Wembley Festival of Country Music which convinced him that he wanted this to be a great part of his future career. He enrolled at the London School of Singing and after two years training emerged as a professional and accomplished solo artist. Both Aubrey\'s parents offered continued encouragement and financial support, which helped enable him to forge a successful career in Country music.
Aubrey started as a solo artist in clubs and in cabarets and was instantly acclaimed as Britain\'s answer to Charley Pride by his audiences, although at that stage he had never heard of Charley Pride, his main influences were Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty.
It was in 1975 he formed his own band and after numerous changes in his band members he achieved an outfit that came up to his exacting expectations known as "Tennessee Rain". Aubrey's professionalism achieved him much acclaim and soon he was travelling the length and breadth of the UK. This acclaim soon spread beyond the Uk, and he became a sought after country artist playing all over Europe with other American artists.
Aubrey has performed on the same bill with such country music greats as Hoyt Axton, and Tammy Wynette and has backed many other acts such as Tex Williams, George Hamilton IV and Marvin Rainwater.
He also had the pleasure of meeting Connie Smith, Little Jimmy Dickens when he was in Nashville Tennessee recording his first album "Haunting Ole Memory" produced by Mark Mosley.
His debut single California Blues written in the late 1920s by Jimmy Rodgers was released in America and received a good chart response reaching number 16 in the Independent charts.
Aubrey is the first British country artist to have achieved chart status in America, on his debut and on an Independent Label - Mosrite Records. In August 2009 Aubrey revisited Nashville to record his latest CD - "Silence in the wind", which was, again, produced by Mark Mosley and some of Nashville's top musicians. During his stay he had the pleasure of meeting Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and Jimmy C Newman.